Papers and photographs of Barbara Morris

Scope and Content

Typescript accounts of journeys in Africa and through the Western Pacific, with four accompanying files of photographs, 1958-1959, 1963; typescript account of the political crisis in Uganda, 1966; Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map of Central Ruwenzori, 1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

Barbara Morris embarked on four major journeys between 1958 and 1963. She was the first woman to traverse the Ruwenzori mountains on the western border of Uganda, 1958. She also undertook a journey across Lake George, the Kazinga Channel and Lake Albert (Uganda and Zaire) by dinghy, 1959 and a trek from Uganda to Great Britain via the Sahara, 1959, as well as travelling through the western Pacific, 1963. She was also present in Uganda during the political crisis of 1966 .

Conditions Governing Access

Bodleian reader's ticket required.


Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 603 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.


The photographs were donated to the library by Mr. T.D.H. Morris on 20th July 1969 and added to the collection.